Summary: After buying Shalimar Initial and really liking it, I sprayed this on in Ulta today. Thought I'd come here give my thoughts. After not liking the reformulation, too smokey, reminded me of the bonfires after a football game. Well, I'm just going to have to buy myself a bottle of this beauty. After all, Guerlain is the best house for perfume in the world. I agree with the one reviewer, Shalimar does beat No. 5. With a big stick too! This is everything.
Summary: I still have a few other fragrances and will probably always switch up perfumes but this is the one that feels like "me". I love that its not "perfume-y" and I love the softness, the powder aspect and the fact that somehow, I can wear a perfume made so many years ago and it still feels modern. To me, first I smell lemon/lime pound cake, then vanilla and smoke and something incense, then later soft powder which ends up very satiny.
Summary: This is the fragrance my Mother wore on her first date with my Dad. He loved it so much that he promised her that she'd never be without it. It is a warm remembrance of my parents loving relationship.
Summary: Would have given this 5 stars, but the fragrance doesn't seem to linger quite as long as I would like. Despite that, still feel it's a bargain. Very happy to find a large bottle of Shalimar at this price. Others have complained it doesn't smell like the real thing, but I disagree. I'm in my 60's and have been wearing Shalimar since college. I know the fragrance well - and this is it. Highly recommend.
Guerlain Shalimar Eau De Parfum - The Most Enchanting Scent of The 21st Century
Helen Back, amazon.com
2 weeks ago
Summary: Beautiful, classic, mysterious as always; different, unusual, one of the most highly intriguing fragrances of all times. Shalimar is complex. It is completely non offensive, elegant, sophisticated in an understated way. No sharp or sour punch in the face or even a trail in passing. Shalimar lays close to the skin and stays there. It is a hint, a "follow me" scent. This is a fragrance that deserves the wait for the unfolding on the skin.
Summary: This has continued to be my favorite perfume for a whole lifetime. It's hard to find these days in stores. No one seems to carry fine perfume around here, so it was nice to find it on Amazon for as good a price as I've seen.